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Bangladesh's leading cellphone companies in legal tussle

Sep. 18, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's two leading cellphone companies are negotiating with a regulator over claims of nearly $1.5 billion in unpaid taxes as they face a possible loss of their licenses amid a legal battle that could hurt investor confidence. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory...

Mom and dad of abandoned baby twins lose parental rights

Sep. 18, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A judge has terminated the parental rights of the mother and father of twin baby boys abandoned at a Kearney hospital in February. The Kearney Hub reports that the rights of the unknown parents were terminated Tuesday. The boys were born Feb. 2 at CHI Good Samaritan hospital. Their...

Officer awarded by NRA for fatal shooting sues over job loss

Sep. 18, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — The National Rifle Association's 2012 national Law Enforcement Officer of the Year has accused his former police department of forcing him to resign. The Clarion Ledger reports David McCarley filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the police department of Pearl, Mississippi, that asks...

India's government approves ban on e-cigarettes

Sep. 18, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Wednesday decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country's youth and causing breathing illnesses. The ban was approved by the Cabinet. The government is expected to issue an ordinance soon...

McConnell says Congress in 'holding pattern' on gun control

Sep. 18, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six weeks after a pair of mass shootings killed more than 30 people, Congress remains "in a holding pattern" on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. While President Donald Trump has said he would veto a House-passed...

Federal plan to end state mileage standards draws criticism

Sep. 18, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. Conservative and free-market groups have been asked to attend a formal...

Chicago mayor proposes zoning rule limiting pot dispensaries

Sep. 18, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When the recreational use of marijuana becomes legal, Chicago's mayor wants its sale banned in the central business district, near schools and in residential areas. The bans are in zoning rules proposed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot. However, Alderman Brendan Reilly, who represents the business...

Gas customers are casualties in fight over new pipelines

Sep. 18, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

Chris Miles and his partners were ready to open their new, seaside barbecue joint just in time for the summer season when they got stunning news: There would be no gas to fuel the fryers, griddles and stoves. National Grid, the utility that serves the Rockaway Beach section of Queens, refused to turn on natural...

Rare California trout species returns to native habitat

Sep. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time in nearly a century, a rare California trout species will swim in a mountain creek that is its native habitat, marking a major milestone that conservationists hope will lead to a thriving population and removal of its threatened status. About 30 Paiute cutthroat trout...

Trump gives California grief - but also takes its money

Sep. 18, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump rarely passes up the chance to throw a sharp elbow at left-leaning California, but he showed Tuesday he's more than happy to cash in there with a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz expected to scoop up $15 million from wealthy Republicans in...